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Author Topic: Adding a kite for more lift.  (Read 1213 times)
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« on: June 13, 2011, 03:36 PM »

I recently purchased an HQ Roto (36"), very neat but flies low. Anyone have a suggestion for a kite that would give it some altitude assistance. I would like to take up a little less acreage when flying.
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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2011, 04:51 PM »

Anything!
A rok or delta would be good.
You also could put iton a 3' line leader and put it off thetop of a banner pole too
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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2011, 04:07 AM »

Rick,
two possibilities.  If you have enuf wind, you might be able to change the tow point on the Roto's bridal to get it to fly a little steeper.
I think the all-time champ for flying at a steep angle is the Roller Kite, also know as Pearson's Roller.  It is very stable without a tail so you can easily tow another kite as line laundry.  It has great lift and takes off from the ground like a rocket.  Often flies almost right over head.  It was designed for an English club that flew in tight quarters in little London parks.   Wink  Give it a try.
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« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2011, 10:52 AM »

iirc there is no bridle persay - there is only a center pigtail.
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« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2011, 02:21 PM »

the roto kites i have dealt with seem to always fly at low angle, there also didnt seem to be another attachement point for the bridle. I just chalked it up to the kite flying that way. Did i miss something?
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